Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

They're healthy, delicious - and the kids will love it




Makes 10 to 15

Preparation Time 15 minutes

Baking Time 10 minutes

Oven Temperature 170°C

  • 275g gluten-free cake flour (available at health stores)
  • 7ml ground ginger
  • 3ml ground mixed spice
  • 2.5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 135ml (125g) butter
  • 145ml (125g) brown sugar
  • 30ml golden syrup
  • icing and sweets, to decorate (check that the sweets are gluten-free)

1 Sieve flour, spices and bicarb together. Rub in the butter.

2 Stir in the sugar and syrup and add a little water if the mixture is too dry.

3 Roll out between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Use gingerbread men cutters to cut out shapes. Place the biscuits onto a greased and lined baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely before decorating.

4 Pipe icing onto the men and stick sweets onto the icing. Set aside until firm.

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